Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Wintry Wednesday morning...

...here in the Highlands of Scotland. Luckily it is not enough to bring any disruptions or for snowmen, but it is the polar opposite to the lovely spring like weather we have had for the past week. I think Spring is having a little vacation...

I have a couple of layouts to share with you today. The first one is based on a sketch from Pencillines.


I had fun with this one, making some flowers by folding strips of paper and then adding buttons on top. I even made a lacy looking one by using a strip of paper I had punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I handcut some leaves out again, and handstitched some swirls using a template.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: BoBunny Press, Making Memories, PaperMania
Stamp: PaperTrey Ink
Buttons: PaperMania
Alphabet Stickers : American Crafts
Stitching template: InStitchz by Bazzill Basics

This second layout is based on Get Your Sketch On #9. I was a bit late is doing this one this week, with having a short deadline for an assignment, but I still loved the sketch, and sat and did it yesterday :)


This is Tom, back in 2007, with his recently purchased (for a pricely sum of 20p) beanie cat, who he called Choco. He was hamming it up for the camera, which was a recent purchase at the time for me (and a bit more than 20p) ready for our upcoming trip to New Zealand.

I kept this one nice and simple, no handcut leaves on this one! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture to the strip behind the title, and I also coloured in the Thickers with a Promarker to make them a slightly darker shade of grey. I added a bit of white ink to the background paper as I was going to write directly onto the paper, then had a change of heart and stuck with some journalling strips again...

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Design
Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts
Embossing folder: ProvoCraft
Buttons: PaperMania

Now the sun is out, and I expect the white stuff will be gone by lunchtime. I hope that the Spring like weather returns soon, I was getting used to having the windows open again!!

TTFN



xxxx

8 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great job! love your layouts

Pam said...

I cannot wait to open my windows. Probably won't be able to for a few weeks yet. I love your layouts. Your son reminds me of my own. What fun!

Danielle said...

Both are really nice layouts. I really like your flowers.

jo said...

Love those flowers you have made - but love the snow even more!!

Erika said...

Great Lo's again Sarah. x Love the top one.

Cathy... said...

Love them both! Just looking at that pic on that first one scares me!(terrified of heights)

Chris Hertel said...

Lovely layout!! We have wintry weather here in the US, east coast in the state of Pennsylvania... it is snowing. yuck.

Tone K. said...

Great page ! I like your photos and your patterned paper. Great in brown colors too ! :o)